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sociable

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adjective so·cia·ble \ˈsō-shə-bəl\

Simple Definition of sociable

  • : liking to be with and talk to other people

  • : involving or allowing friendly and pleasant social relations

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sociable

  1. 1 :  inclined by nature to companionship with others of the same species :  social

  2. 2a :  inclined to seek or enjoy companionshipb :  marked by or conducive to friendliness or pleasant social relations

sociableness

noun

sociably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of sociable in a sentence

  1. They are sociable people who enjoy having parties.

  2. They had a very sociable evening.



Origin and Etymology of sociable

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin sociabilis, from sociare to join, associate, from socius


First Known Use: 1511

Synonym Discussion of sociable

gracious, cordial, affable, genial, sociable mean markedly pleasant and easy in social intercourse. gracious implies courtesy and kindly consideration <the gracious award winner thanked her colleagues>. cordial stresses warmth and heartiness <our host was cordial as he greeted us>. affable implies easy approachability and readiness to respond pleasantly to conversation or requests or proposals <though wealthy, she was affable to all>. genial stresses cheerfulness and even joviality <a genial companion with a ready quip>. sociable suggests a genuine liking for the companionship of others <sociable people who enjoy entertaining>.

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sociable

noun so·cia·ble

Definition of sociable

  1. :  an informal social gathering frequently involving a special activity or interest



1750

First Known Use of sociable

1750


SOCIABLE Defined for Kids

sociable

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adjective so·cia·ble \ˈsō-shə-bəl\

Definition of sociable for Students

  1. 1 :  liking to be around other people :  friendly

  2. 2 :  involving or encouraging friendliness or pleasant companionship with other people <We enjoyed a sociable evening.>





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